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I just got a call from my insurance company (Blue Cross/Blue Shield/State of MS) that I'm approved to have surgery in September! I'm freaking out. I don't know whether it's a good thing or a bad thing. I'm scared of surgery, but I'm scared of not having surgery and gaining more weight too. I told myself that if I got approved I'd have the surgery, but I'm afraid of things like PAIN. I've read some bad experiences on here that have made me question it even though it seems like most people have good experiences.

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Congrats! I hear ya on all your concerns. I have the same ones. I just keep telling myself it'll all be ok in the end, just show up for the surgery!

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Congrats!! Everyone has diff experiences. Apparently, I had pain after surgery, but thanks to good drugs, I don't remember that! It'll all be worth it in the end... I'm 5 wks post op and lost 23lbs.

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I have the same concerns after listening to everyone's experience my surgery is aug 19

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